How can I tell if my computer is blue tooth

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Littleboo, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Littleboo macrumors regular

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    I just bought a wireless mouse, it says it needs to have blue tooth. how do I tell if my notebook has it without opening up the very difficult to open/return packaging?
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    What notebook do you have?
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    When was it purchased? What model is it?

    Go to System Preferences. If there is a Bluetooth option there, click it. If you get a message saying you don't have it, you don't have it.

    If not, then you have it.
     
  4. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Ask your computer to open wide... :p What computer do you have? Howe old is the computer? Need info, We crave info....
     
  5. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    If you are on a Mac, go to Apple, About This Mac, Click on More Info, and on the right side, you should see something called Bluetooth.
    If it's not there, I think you don't have it.
    However, just to be sure, that you have it, go into System Preferences and select Bluetooth.
     
  6. Christa Pho macrumors newbie

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    If it's anything close to new I'm sure it will have bluetooth, as long as we're talking Macs.
     
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure every single intel mac (except possibly the Mac Pro) has bluetooth in it.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The first model didn't standard, the second does.

    That was total crap, by the way, but what's done is done. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Littleboo thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's about 18 months old. I opened system preferences and I see the bluetooth logo. it says I have no devices, but I assume that will change if I hook up the mouse.
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    If its an Apple notebook and less than 18 months old then it will have bluetooth, you need to pair the device to the laptop, then you'll be all set
     

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